Archive for the ‘Retro Computers and other stuff…’ Category

Commodore 64 Aldi

November 27th, 2008 No comments


  • Country: US
  • Most Common: Germany
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1987

Externally, the C64 Aldi had same case colour as a standard C64 but the keyboard was light grey, like the future C64G and C64C.

Internally, the motherboard was redesigned to minimize production costs, most of the TTL chips were removed, replaced with a new MMU chipset. First releases of this board had some compatibility problems with C=64 peripherals – they lacked the 9V user port voltage, but this limitation was repaired in the next revisions.

Although made in USA, the Aldi was sold only in Germany as a game machine through only one distribution channel, a supermarket chain called… Aldi, hence his name, given by the German 64′er magazine.

In 1989, the C=64 Aldi would be replaced by the grey C=64G which would use the same motherboard.


Floppy Drive Commodore

November 22nd, 2008 No comments


  • 1541: Alps Electric mechanics (push-down drive door), chip broken (7406), repaired and now works, clean up, original roms.
  • 1541: Newtronics (Mitsumi) mechanics, tested and working, clean up, jiffy roms.
  • 1541C: Newtronics (Mitsumi) mechanics, tested and working, clean up, jiffy roms.
  • 1581: Tested and working, clean up, jiffy roms.
  • 1541-II: Tested and working, clean up, original roms.
  • … to be continued …

wiki: 1541-Wiki

download: jiffy roms

Found some C16/Plus4 Cartridges

November 18th, 2008 No comments

Commodore 796M LED Electronic Calculator

November 17th, 2008 2 comments

Item Information:

  • Manufacturer: Commodore (england)
  • Country of Production: Japan
  • Year of Production: 1976


Commodore paddles

November 15th, 2008 1 comment

A paddle is a simple control device for use in games: It has a single potentiometer type knob (similar to the volume knob found on e.g. a stereo) which the player uses to move or control something in the game along a seemingly continuous range.

The paddle is an alternative to the more common (then as well as now) joystick, and was often used in conjunction with early “TV game” systems, or “pongs” as they are commonly called today. The C-64 an especially the VIC-20 were competing against such systems, and thus included compatibility with their control devices so “pong”-style games could be easily implemented on Commodore’s offerings.


Sid Switcher (6581 <-> 8580)

November 15th, 2008 No comments

This is a project for switch from SID 6581 to SID 8580 and vice versa. This is not a SId2Sid Clone. This is a Switcher ;-D

source: 6581-Wiki

Found some C64/128 Cartridges

November 10th, 2008 No comments

FastLoader is a clone of Epyx FastLoad.

Pong from Polistil (1979) with AV output.

November 6th, 2008 1 comment

Here’s the Pong in a chip from Polistil (1979) with the Famous chip TMS1965 (GI AY-3-8500 pins compatibile) from Texas Instruments.

have added a Composite Video / Audio output  intested of VHF antenna output.

wiki: Pong-Wiki

Unboxing my 1541 Ultimate

October 28th, 2008 No comments

Here’s the full unboxing of 1541 Ultimate, Gideon has shipped it 21/10/2008 and it arrived six days later.

Now i’m testing with some Demo’s and Game’s (Single/Multi Disk) all work perfectly.

source: 1541ultimate C64-Wiki

Commodore 128D MultiKernel

October 27th, 2008 No comments
Ready to play


Commodore 128D:

  • Serial NO. DA 4 141980
  • Funkentstört n. DBP-Vfg 1046/84
  • Made in W.Germany

from Wikipedia:

The Commodore 128 (C128, CBM 128, C=128) home/personal computer was the last 8-bit machine commercially released by Commodore Business Machines (CBM).

Introduced in January of 1985 at the CES in Las Vegas, it appeared three years after its predecessor, the bestselling Commodore 64. The primary hardware designer of the C128 was Bil Herd.

source: wikipedia

DTV (c64) Yellow Box *updated*

October 21st, 2008 4 comments

Stay on Photo for a short description.

This is my Dtv (c64) Modded. Missing only one thing, the sd2iec (floppy drive 1541 emulator).


  • PS/2 keyboard connector.
  • External IEC connector.
  • 2 joystick ports with switchable reset line for dtvtrans.
  • 5V power regulator.
  • Switch for external/internal battery power.
  • Switch Power On/Off.
  • Shadowolf’s Keyboard Twister.
  • Floppy Drive Reset.
  • Commodore 64 Reset.
  • Spiff Color Fix.
  • FlashRom Fix (write enabled)


Vintage Computer Collection. *Updated*

October 2nd, 2008 3 comments

This is a small part of my vintage computer collections.

A Description of the photo’s:

Photo #1: 1541 Jiffy, 1541 II Jiffy, 1581 Jiffy, C64 with a First generation motherboard + MultiKernel (Atmel Flash), Nes Pal/Ntsc, a Lame Windows PC, Debian Laptop.

Photo #2: Commodore 1084S, C64, some Original box of Commodore.

Photo #3: 1541 Original Box, Commodore Dtv PAL, Plus4, C16, C64, Spectrum Joystick Interface,Zx81, Spectrum, Vic20, C64G, C64 II, C16 Cartridges and on the wall a C64 Motherboard ;-DD

Photo #4: Zoom of C128 and C64 II logo.

Photo #5: C128 and a first version of C64 II (new case but with old Motherboard / Keyboard)

Photo #6: Amiga 600 + 1MB + CompactFlash HD.

Photo #7: Commodore 1084S, Amiga 3000 (old memories)

This is my daughter, Zoe.

September 25th, 2008 3 comments

xAD’s Commodore 64 Modding

September 23rd, 2008 2 comments

This is my latest Commodore 64 Modding

Stay on Photo for a short description.

nIGHTFALL HQ RoOms (1982-2008)

May 18th, 2008 1 comment

Sorry but the Photo’s from years 1982/83/84/85 with the Home Computers (ZX81 / VIC20 / Sega SC3000 / Spectrum 48k / C16) are not availables.